Unincorporated King County burn ban due to dry conditions

King County and the King County Fire Chiefs Association issued an ongoing fire safety burn ban

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 4:34pm
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King County, with the support of the King County Fire Chiefs Association, has issued an ongoing fire safety burn ban in unincorporated areas of the county due to the recent dry conditions and no rainfall forecast in the near future.

This is a Phase 1 burn ban and applies to all outdoor burning except for small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or private property with the owner’s permission.

Recreational fires must:

• be built in a metal or concrete fire pit and not be used as debris disposal;

• grow no larger than three feet in diameter;

• be located in a clear spot free from any vegetation for at least ten feet; and

• be attended at all times by an alert individual with equipment capable of extinguishing the fire.

Officials in Pierce County have followed suit and issued a burn ban.

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